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Antenatal and Newborn Screening
Screening services are carried out within maternity services.
Diabetic Eye Screening
Diabetic Eye Screening is offered to people with diabetes from the age of 12.
All people with Diabetes (Types 1 and 2) are at risk of getting diabetic retinopathy. Screening is an effective way of detecting the condition as early as possible.
People with diabetes are at risk of damage from diabetic retinopathy, a condition that can lead to sight loss if it's not treated.
Everyone aged 12 and over with diabetes is offered screening once a year. Diabetic retinopathy is extremely unusual in children with diabetes who are under the age of 12.
People with diabetes should also see their optician every two years for a regular eye test.
Cervical Screening Programme
A cervical screening test (previously known as a smear test) is a method of detecting abnormal cells on the cervix. The cervix is the entrance to the womb from the vagina. Detecting and removing abnormal cervical cells can prevent cervical cancer.
It's possible for women of all ages to develop cervical cancer, although the condition mainly affects sexually active women between the ages of 30 and 45. The condition is very rare in women under 25.
The aim of the NHS Cervical Screening Programme is to reduce the number of women who develop cervical cancer and the number of women who die from the condition. All women aged between 25 and 64 are invited for cervical screening. Women aged between 25 and 49 are invited for testing every three years, and women aged between 50 and 64 are invited every five years. Being screened regularly means that any abnormal changes in the cells of the cervix can be identified at an early stage and, if necessary, treated to stop cancer developing.
If the test picks up abnormalities in the cells in your cervix, it may be recommended that you have treatment to remove them, or further tests in a few months to see if they return to normal on their own.
The cervical screening require an appointment with Practice Nurse.
The results of your screening test will be sent to you in the post, with a copy sent to your GP.
Brest Cancer Screening Programme
Women who are 50-70 years of age and registered with a GP are automatically invited for screening every three years. You will first be invited for screening between your 50th and 53rd birthday. If you're over the age of 70, you'll stop receiving screening invitations. However, you're still eligible for screening and can arrange an appointment through your GP or local screening unit.
Regular breast screening is beneficial in identifying breast cancer early. The earlier the condition is found, the better the chances of surviving it.
Bowel Cancer Screening Programme
Bowel cancer can be present for a long time before any symptoms appear. If it's detected before symptoms appear, it's easier to treat and there's a better chance of surviving the disease.
To detect cases of bowel cancer sooner, the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme is dedicated for men and women aged 60-69 registered with a GP. Those patients will automatically received an invitation for screening through the post every two years.
Routine screening isn't offered to people less than 60 years of age, so if you think you may be at an increased risk of bowel cancer and you are not yet eligible for screening, it may help to speak to your GP about your options and what you should be looking out for.
Screening consists of a home testing kit, called an FOBt (faecal occult blood test) kit. The kit arrives through the post when screening is due. The kit is used to collect tiny stool samples on a special card.
The card is then sealed in a special hygienic freepost envelope and sent to a laboratory where it will be checked for traces of blood that may not be visible to the naked eye, but may indicate a problem.
Results are received in writing within two weeks of sending in the test kit.
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening (AAA)
AAA screening reduces your risk of dying from an AAA (Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm).
An AAA is a swelling of the aorta. This is the main blood vessel that supplies blood to the body. There is a risk that an AAA may split or rupture.
Men aged 65 are invited for a one-off ultrasound screening test.
Finding an aneurysm early gives you the best chance of treatment and survival.
You will Receive an invitation letter and information leaflet when you are due for screening.
Men over 65 who have not previously been screened by the NHS or diagnosed with an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) can self refer directly to the Wales AAA Screening Programme.
If you are a man, over 65 and living in Wales and would like to be screened please contact your local screening office to ask for an appointment on:
North Wales: 01492 86 35 63
South East Wales: 01443 23 51 61
South West Wales: 01792 45 31 62 or
Email: email@example.com with your full name, date of birth, address and contact telephone number.
Long-term illnesses are managed by the whole health care team.
Chronic disease refers to medical conditions that may have an ongoing impact on your health. In particular we use this term to refer to the following conditions:
Hypertension, Diabetes, Asthma, COPD, CKD (Chronic kidney disease),
Mental Health conditions such as schizophrenia or bipolar depression,
Ischaemic heart disease, Heart Failure, Stroke, mini-stroke (TIA), Rheumatoid , Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Thyroid disease, Atrial Fibrillation,
Peripheral arterial disease
We encourage our patients to take an active role in helping to manage their own conditions, but it is helpful to come for a review once a year.
We would like to ask for your help in this matter. By taking responsibility for your medical condition you can help ensure that you are having the best possible care.
This review process is important and we will not be able to continue prescribing repeat medications without it.
Patients can take a greater involvement in their own healthcare via the internet, in a similar way to shopping or banking online.
My Health Online gives patients the opportunity to book GP appointments order repeat prescriptions update their general details such as change of address all from the convenience of your own computer or device.
Contact the Surgery to get access Online.
Carers Week is an annual awareness campaign to celebrate and recognise the vital contribution made by the UK’s 6.5 million carers
Carers Week will take place from 10 - 16 June 2019
Details to follow
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